2011 AAAS meeting: Science without borders

Science News' coverage of the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting held February 17–21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.


Thursday, February 17

Hibernation mystery

In winter, bears slow their metabolic rates far more than their body temperatures would predict
By Susan Milius | Read more

Friday, February 18

Bilingual babies cue in to languages

Two languages better than one for infant perception
By Bruce Bower | Read more

Model copes with chaos to deliver relief

Computer program helps responders transport supplies in tough conditions
By Rachel Ehrenberg | Read more

Saturday, February 19

Some genes like it hot

Regional DNA differences may be due to climate
By Laura Sanders | Read more

Sunday, February 20

Gulf floor fouled by bacterial oil feast

Patchy seafloor deposits are mix of microbial waste, oil and other remnants of clean-up effort.
By Janet Raloff | Read more

Some kids’ remorseless road to later conduct problems

A callous, unemotional style in a small proportion of 7-year-olds heralds years of severe misconduct.
By Bruce Bower | Read more

Biologists go bats for storm-watch data

Weather data may reveal more about lives of airborne animals
By Susan Milius | Read more

New batteries fix themselves

Self-healing versions last longer and are less likely to burst into flames
By Devin Powell | Read more

News briefs from 2011 AAAS meeeting

Collected shorts from annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held February 17-21 in Washington, D.C.
By Science News Staff | Read more


Sunday, February 20

On the Scene: Justifying research, basic or otherwise

A neuroscience panel at the annual AAAS meeting is asked to weigh in on the value of curiosity-driven, versus applied, investigations
By Laura Sanders | Read more